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Jun
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comment Giant Revolt 2 vs Giant Anyroad 2 drag/roll resistance
Blam, he can't know why until he knows whether the issue is truly rolling resistance or aero resistance. Measurement will tell him that.
Jun
14
comment Giant Revolt 2 vs Giant Anyroad 2 drag/roll resistance
If you truly want to know, you'll have to measure the difference between the two bikes in both rolling resistance and in aerodynamic drag. The most precise way to do that requires having a device that will record your second-by-second speed as was described in this bicycles.stackexchange answer: bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/9938/…
Jun
13
comment Is it worth separating your vo2 max wattage's on the flat and hill climbs in order to provide clearer goals during training?
BTW, after you've found that peak 5-minute interval you can switch to the Aerolab (or, um, Chung Analysis) tab to verify that the peak interval occurs on the climb.
Jun
13
comment Is it worth separating your vo2 max wattage's on the flat and hill climbs in order to provide clearer goals during training?
Excellent. Thanks for the PF/PV plots. This is very helpful. You can use the "find interval" tool to zoom in on the "peak" 5 minute power for each of those rides (then highlight the peak interval and look at PF/PV again), but I suspect that we already have enough info. For neuromuscular reasons many riders have an easier time generating high pedal force at low crank inertial load, such as usually occurs during a steep hill climb (you can see the difference at around 1 m/s (~60 rpm) and 350 N). If you can supplement with those two plots I may be able to give a fuller answer.
Jun
12
comment Is it worth separating your vo2 max wattage's on the flat and hill climbs in order to provide clearer goals during training?
Before giving an answer, we'd need more information, especially two things: 1) how are you measuring these maximums; and 2) have you looked at your pedal force/pedal speed, especially with gradient of the slope? Depending on your answers, you may not need to "separate" your goals.
Jun
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May
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comment Is there a cycling equivalent to Naismith's rule
VAM was coined by the Italian Michele Ferrari (the physician who has been banned for life from cycling for his connection with various doping scandals) and is an abbreviation for the term "velocità ascensionale media" (or mean ascension speed in meters per hour). It is sensitive to slope: at the same power output, the VAM you can produce on a shallow slope is lower than the VAM you can produce on a steep one.
May
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revised Is there a cycling equivalent to Naismith's rule
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May
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answered Is there a cycling equivalent to Naismith's rule
May
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May
26
comment Should I let chronic training load drop (as in stop training) to end my current level of tiredness or continue riding?
The question doesn't give quite enough information to determine whether this is actually health-related or a result of training overload -- that's why I was asking for clarification. If the previous load was light then I agree it's health-related and would think it not in the purview of bicycles.stackexchange. If the load had been ramping up quickly then it could be a training question.
May
25
comment Should I let chronic training load drop (as in stop training) to end my current level of tiredness or continue riding?
What kind of TSS were you carrying into the TT series, were your ATL and CTL changing rapidly, and what was your IF for the TT?
May
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May
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May
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on My bike leans to the right. What should I check?
May
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May
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awarded  Nice Answer
May
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comment Does Bike or Rider Weight / Groupset affect cruising speed on the flat
Strava power estimates can be off by quite a bit (either high or low) when compared to actual measurements with an on-bike power meter, especially over short intervals. Averages over an entire ride will typically be closer. This could be a good bicycles.stackexchange question.
May
17
comment Trainers: Fluid or Mag
If you incorporate the clarification that a fluid trainer can produce the needed load but at high cadence rather than low, I would upvote your answer.